growth (moonphase experiment 2003)

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In 2003 I measured at New Moon and Full Moon from June to December, to see if there is more growth during the waxing phase of the moon than there is during the waning phase as traditional belief suggests. This was a personal experiment, there was slightly more growth during the Waxing moon (New to Full) as it turned out (you can see for yourself in the chart at the foot of this page!).

I decided to measure once a month starting Full Moon January 7th as my experiment had shown me that I do get most growth during the waxing moon. It was such hard work remembering to measure especially when I did it every Full and New Moon!! I moved the experiment to it's own page at the start of January 2004.
When I trim I put a new measurement, but this difference in length will not be subtracted from the overall growth for the month. I will calculate the growth since last measurement prior to trimming so that the overall growth for the month is not reduced just because of a trim.
I have included measurements in inches too, but these are approximate as I haven't got a symbol for eighth of an inch etc! :)

Here are my measurements so far:

date measurement total mm/"
23rd December 2003
8th December 2003
1st December trim:
71.7cm/28"
71.2cm/28"
71.2cm/28"
7mm
1/4"
23rd November 2003
9th November 2003
71.7cm/28"
71.2cm/28"
17mm
3/4"
25th October 2003
10th October 2003
70cm approx
70cm/27" (just over)
10mm
3/8"
26th September 2003
10th September 2003
69cm/27" almost
68.5cm/27"
15mm
(5/8")
30th August trim:
27th August 2003
12th August 2003
67.5cm/26" just over
68.5cm/27"
67.8cm/26" almost
13mm
1/2"
29th July 2003
13th July 2003
67.2cm/26" almost
66.8cm/26"
13mm
1/2"
29th June 2003
14th June 2003
65.9cm/26" almost
65.5cm/25"
11mm
1/2"
8th June 2003
(start)
64.8cm/25.5" #

The following is a table of waxing and waning growth rates:

date phase growth
23/12/03 waning 5mm
08/12/03 waxing 0mm
23/11/03 waning 5mm
09/11/03 waxing 12mm
25/10/03 waning 0mm
10/10/03 waxing 10mm
26/09/03 waning 5mm
10/09/03 waxing 10mm
27/08/03 waning 8mm
12/08/03 waxing

6mm
29/07/03

waning 4mm
13/07/03 waxing

9mm
29/06/03

waning 4mm
14/06/03 waxing

7mm

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